SURGERY FOR HALLUX VALGUS and BUNIONECTOMY scheduled. Will this help pain in first webspace and pain under second toe (that has started to lift). The second toe is shorter than my first.
I never get a second matching opinion. MRI, X-ray, and ultrasound show hypoechoic area in second and third webspace, hallux limitus (arthritis not too bad), and mild hallux valgus with sesamoid slightly moved into 1st webspace. The pain in the first webspace is extreme and swells. The pain under my second toe at the ball AND where the second toe attaches to the foot is also severe. When I wear thick soled sandals a snap happens in the first webspace (maybe impinging nerve), but it's NOT like an electric shock. The second toe is lifting up.
The joint itself doesn't hurt normally, but hurts now after having ultrasound therapy and cortisone shot. The cortisone was over a week ago. The physical therapy several weeks ago.
The Podiatric surgeon will remove the bunion and correct the hallux valgus with internal fixation using orthopro implant. Does the surgical plan make sense? Did you have this surgery and if so did it help pain in the first webspace and under the second toe where it attaches and second toe at ball of foot?
For two and a half years I can walk a little bit okay without much pain, but can't even do household chores, barely run errands, normal every day activities become so painful and throbbing that I end up limping and having to sit down because I can't walk on it.
I'm only in my 30's and was bummed when I had to stop running years ago because of a knee problem and now would be grateful just to walk again for more than a few minutes.
Have you had this surgery? Has it helped? Could it be something else? (Side note: I have a lot of other pain: electric shocks in 3 of the 4 webspaces of the foot, cramping of the foot, tailbone pain and back pain/cracking mid-back) but I think the back has been worsened from my gait change.